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Simple Pleasures

Across the street from my boyhood home was a field that had been overgrown with small trees and bushes.  Needless to say, this was a favorite hang-out for the neighborhood kids.  Among the poison ivy that tormented my brother and I were a few sparse honey thistle bushes (I think that is the name anyway).

The flowers on these bushes are not really pretty, but they give off a powerfully sweet smell, and their pollen tastes slightly of honey…another favorite past time was to suck out the “honey Juice” from the flower.

Well, I had mostly forgotten about this simple pleasure until yesterday, when I went in to work.  The honey thistle is in bloom and there is a large quantity of bushes right near the door to my office.  The smell took me back to those boyhood days…a welcome reprieve from the stresses of adulthood.


May 16, 2008 - Posted by | Random Thoughts

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